Let’s have an awesome fall, ya’ll.
Fall is finally here, and Harris Meadery is ready to pour samples for all of our friends. While we are currently involved in building the new meadery and working through the state and federal licensing process to bring our meads to a vendor or retailer near you, we are limited in our options to introduce you to our meads. We are allowed to give away limited amounts of our meads for free at organized events, tastings and contests but we are not allowed to sell it… yet. So, we’ve decided that our best course of action is to donate our time and meads to support great local causes, charity events and contests which not only raise awareness for the meads we make, but give assistance to organizations with causes we believe in. Here are a few of the organized events this fall where we will be giving away our meads.
Farm to Jax dinner
The Farm to Jax dinner is a fundraising event for non-profit community groups in the Springfield and San Marco areas of Jacksonville. All proceeds for this dinner are being donated in support of noble causes such as the Laura Street Community Farm Project. The Farm to Jax dinner is being hosted by the Kitchen on San Marco starting at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. The Kitchen on San Marco is located at 1402 San Marco Blvd. The Farm to Jax dinner is a ticketed event, and you may purchase tickets by clicking here.
The Green Lion festival
The second annual Green Lion festival is a gathering of green initiatives, organizations, civic groups and businesses along the first coast. Sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council’s North Florida chapter, you will find groups such as the St. John’s Riverkeepers, Eco Relics, local artists, locally sourced food & beverage vendors and so much more. Last year’s festival was hosted by Aardwolf Brewing on their grounds and parking lot. The 2015 Green Lion Festival has grown to not only include Aardwolf Brewing, but also a small section of Hendrix Avenue for a true street festival. The 2015 Green Lion Festival will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the vicinity of Aardwolf Brewing (1461 Hendrix Ave.). Entrance into the event is free. Bring the whole family.
I can’t make it to these events, when can we buy your mead?
We’ve broken ground on our new meadery in Orange Park, Florida. God willing and if the creek don’t rise, we should be wrapping up construction on the new building by the end of the year. Once the building is complete, we can go ahead and have the building inspected and complete the licensing process. We anticipate being able to produce our first line of melomel meads (fruit meads) in the spring of 2016. At that time, our distributor will begin delivering our mead in bottles and kegs around the local Jacksonville market. All good meads require time and patience and we sincerely thank you for yours!